Re: [SWCollect] ZorkQuest #2

2004-01-20 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 19, 2004, at 11:21 PM, Jim Leonard wrote: Just saw http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ViewItemitem=3072836862ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1 on ebay if anyone is interested. This pertains to our you mean InfoComic #4 is rare? discussion we had recently. Shhh! I was hoping to keep

[SWCollect] Only opened slightly for pictures...

2004-01-20 Thread Edward Franks
Even I cringed when I read this description: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ViewItemitem=3069631145category=11030 Given the seller's handle, I was amused by the graded mint scale ('gem mint'), too. Perhaps MobyScale 2.0 could add precious stones as qualifiers for each grade.

[SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
What do you all think of this: I made a trade with someone on the game trading zone for a particular game. I won't tell you which one so you won't try to figure out who it was. Anyway, I described the condition of the game I was sending in some detail. We made the trade, and then noticed that

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread hughfalk
As, poeple have already mentioned, 3.5 may be more useful, but it's obvious that 5.25 is more valuable. Look at the games that sell for the most on eBay (we're talking $500 - $2000 range). They're all 5.25 or cassette. Ask the guy if he has a cassette drive :-). Hugh -Original

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: I would hope anyone interested in vintage games would be knowledgable enough about the item(s) they want to know what format(s) it was available on and ask if they knew it came on more than one. It was very rude for them to give you negative feedback without e-mailing you

RE: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Per-Olof Karlsson
I recently built a new machine and attempted to get an old dual drive like this working but couldn't :-( Light was constantly on, like the cable was bad. I'll try again. That does sound like a bad cable, or even a good cable turned 180 degrees. - Peo

RE: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Feldhamer, Stuart
Actually, I realized that I accidentally already gave out enough info to figure out who I'm talking about. The person is a fairly high profile trader on gametz, but he deals mostly in CD-ROM games. The game in question was (don't cringe, C.E.) Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2. Stuart -Original

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Edward Franks
On Jan 20, 2004, at 2:48 PM, Lee K. Seitz wrote: [Snip] On this list or in the general population? 8) I think you'll find most of this list has some older hardware tucked away for just such occasions. I was mainly thinking of the average gamer. For people like us I take it as a given we have

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-20 Thread Marco Thorek
Jim Leonard schrieb: It's not the calculators: It's what makes money. You shouldn't be scared that accountants and suits are ruining the industry; instead, you should be scared that the core sales of most computer and console gaming are the way they are. It is a hard pill to swallow that

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Dan Chisarick
Ok, someone who collects classic games and they're surprised by a 5.25 disk? They got the shame on me part right, but have no right being upset at you, and doubly so for not talking to you first. At the hight of my media conversion insanity, I had everything on a 4-port KVM. Now all the old

Re: [SWCollect] Modern classics

2004-01-20 Thread Jim Leonard
Marco Thorek wrote: True. It's only that once upon a time the profit didn't matter as much. Yes, but the market was completely different then. There's an interview with Ken Williams on the Roberta Williams collection where he says something to the effect of In the old days, we all went on

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Jim Leonard
Edward Franks wrote: Who needs mo'slo when you can play Ultima 2 in all its CGA glory? ;-) You know, this brings up something that I've always maintained: No matter how convenient an emulator is, or how much it enhances or speeds up a game (ie making the game more 'snappy' because there are

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Jim Leonard
Howard Feldman wrote: So I can still use it as a 5.25 drive, or a 3.5 drive, just not both at the same time. I must open the computer and switch jumpers to get it to work! So in summary, watch out before buying Asus Motherboards!!! (Can anyone list decent contemporary M/B manufacturers whose

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Jim Leonard
Dan Chisarick wrote: At the hight of my media conversion insanity, I had everything on a 4-port KVM. Now all the old machines are on their own network. I used a P-90 running Windows 98 w/a 5.25 Gateway drive that I sold and later asked for it back (they weren't using it). I also have a CPS

Re: [SWCollect] 5.25s vs. 3.5s

2004-01-20 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Edward Franks stated: I have backups of all my important stuff on high quality CD-Rs, so I'm pretty safe there. I'm also a sucker for CD-ROM compilations for ease of installation. I have yet to make serious use of my CD-R drive, sad to say. (However, I actually went through all my